The Netherlands Genealogy
|The Netherlands Background|
|Local Research Resources|
The FamilySearch moderator for the Netherlands is Daniel Jones.
Getting Started with Netherlands Research
Links to articles on getting started with Netherlands research.
Netherlands Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Netherlands research.
The Netherlands Clickable Map
To visit the page of a province, click either on the province on the map or the name listed in the Provinces section below.
The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, the last one - Flevoland - was created from part of the former Zuider Zee/IJsselmeer on 1 January 1986.
The second tier of jurisdiction and the one most relevant for genealogy, especially after 1811, is the gemeente (municipality). There are currently 393 of them, down from about 1200 in 1811. Links to pages listing municipalities and the towns within them can be found on the page for the relevant province.
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Dutch Genealogy - Facebook group specifically discusing Dutch Genealogy (Ein nglish)
- Historical Records
- Family History Center locator map
- Search page
- Dutch Research Before 1811
- Gazetteers and Maps for Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands
- Finding Your Family in the Amsterdam City Archives
- Using the Dutch Website: WieWasWie
- WieWasWie, Past the index: What to do next
- Names in Belgium and the Netherlands
- Reading Dutch Handwritten Records
- Lesson 1: The Dutch Alphabet
- Lesson 2: Dutch Words and Dates
- Lesson 3: Reading Dutch Records
- Wikipedia contributors, "Netherlands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands, accessed 24 March 2016.